|Reading in transliteration:||es|
|Reading in original script:|
|Object:||VR·27 Verona (bowl)|
|Direction of writing:||ambiguous|
|Letter height:||2.5–5.5 cm0.984 in <br />2.165 in <br />|
|Number of letters:||2|
|Number of lines:||1|
|Workmanship:||scratched after firing|
|Archaeological culture:||La Tène D [from object]|
|Date of inscription:||150–50 BC [from object]|
|Sources:||Marchesini & Stifter 2018: 153 (no. 4)|
First published in Solinas 2016: 376 (no. 4).
Epsilon is large and unambiguous, whereas putative sigma is less than half its height and rather flat. The direction of writing is ambiguous – epsilon is sinistroverse, when the bowl is upright, but both Solinas and Marchesini prefer a dextroverse reading.
Stifter in Marchesini & Stifter 2018: 147 suggests that es could be an abbreviation, conceivably of a name otherwise attested at the necropolis (see eskikorikos), but the execution of the present inscription is suspect. It cannot be excluded that we are concerned with a mark of some kind.